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Date of birth: May 14, 1961
Tim Roth's Birth place: London, England
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Height:5ft 7ins
Tim Roth's Family: Parents: Anne and Ernie Smith, Wife: Nikki Butler, Sons: Jack, Timothy Hunter, M. (Michael) Cormac
Best known for: His roles in Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs

Actor mini-bio: His father and the family adopted the surname Roth in order to hide their nationality when traveling in countries hostile to the British after World War II. Tim attended Camberwell Art College for sculpting, but left before completing his degree to pursue an acting career. His first big break though was a TV movie called "Made in Britain."

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Non-acting careers:
Tim Roth's Movies: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Incredible Hulk
TV: Lie to Me
Stage: The God of Hell (2004), The Metamorphosis (1986)
Big break: Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs
Best known for: His roles in Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs
Tim Roth's Awards: Berlin International Film Festival: C.I.C.A.E. Award - Panorama, The War Zone (1999).Edinburgh International Film Festival: Best New British Feature, The War Zone (1999).European Film: European Discovery of the Year, The War Zone (1999).Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival: Tróia Award - First Works Section, The War Zone (1999).Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival: Jury Award - Best Director, The War ZoneThe War ZoneThe War Zone (1999).BAFTA: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Rob Roy (1996).San Francisco International Film Festival: Piper-Heidsieck Award (1995).Evening Standard British Film: Most Promising Newcomer (1985).Mystfest: Best Actor, The HitThe Hit (1984). (1999).Ft. Lauderdale International Film
Festival: Jury Award - Best First Feature, (1999).Valladolid International Film Festival: Silver Spike, (1984).London Evening Standard: Most Promising Newcomer (film)
Upcoming projects: King Conqueror (2009), Pete Smalls is Dead (2010)

  • I have a bad time between jobs because I'm always convinced I'll never work again. I think it may be an English thing, this fear of unemployment.
  • (Of attending the Academy Awards Ceremony) "Like going to Liberace's house on acid."
  • Every film you make as an actor it's not yours, it's the director's.
  • I think every director has a different take, some are good, some are bad. The directors you get on best with sometimes don't make the best films, so who's to say who is right?
  • Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.
  • Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy.
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  • He and Gary Oldman are very good friends from back in the days of when they worked in London theater.
  • He bears tattoos on his right arm for significant events in his life. He currently has 5 such tattoos.
  • Was considered for the role of McStarley in The Condemned (2007)
  • Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006
  • Served as president of the jury for the Camera D'Or - a prize awarded to first time filmmakers - at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.
  • Was considered as a replacement for Anthony Hopkins, when Hopkins was reluctant to return to play Hannibal Lector in Hannibal (2001). However, in the end, Hopkins accepted the role.
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